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Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in, 182.7 kW / 245.0 hp / 245.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, rear wheel drive, 216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1985
Model500 SLIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4389 mm / 172.8 in / 172.8 inTotal (curb) weight1605 kg / 3538 lb / 3538 lb
Width1791 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2454 mm / 96.6 in / 96.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyBo KE-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity621.63 cm3/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power182.7 kW / 245.0 hp / 245.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.807 bhp/cu in / 0.807 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.2 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sPower-to-weight ratio152.7 kW/ton / 115.7 bhp/ton / 115.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

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